Iconic cheat code has received a 21st century update, and millions of users are only now finding out that it exists.
A new TikTok video has revealed that the secret message, if delivered to an Amazon Alexa device, unlocks a hidden ‘super mode’ on the speaker, prompting anyone within earshot of an Alexa to try by it. -same.
Check out what we heard below:
According to @ siri..official, the secret message in question is actually the Konami code – a decades-old combination that unlocked hidden features on the classic joystick console. The code in question is “Alexa, Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start”, and after trying it by ourselves, we can confirm that it is. is a smart Easter egg device that actually works.
Based on other videos posted by people who have tried it out for themselves, Alexa offers a range of code responses including “Wrong code, try again” and “Woo-hoo, turn it on galore!” “
The Konami code first appeared in the NES Gradius game in 1985, but was popularized in Contra, users who entered the code into the iconic ’80s game received 30 lives in return.
Since its emergence, Konami code has been reused by several other organizations, with websites from Buzzfeed at GenesJournal containing hidden features unlocked by code, The sun reports.
Sadly, the code doesn’t actually activate any meaningful features on Alexa speakers, but it’s still a pretty cool homage to a legendary piece of gaming history.